Master of International Health – University of Copenhagen

Application procedure

Next batch of full programme students will start in September 2015. However, it is possible to take the MIH as an international TropEd degree in 2014-15.

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We have continuous enrolment, so if you wish to apply for the academic year 2015-2016 we recommend you apply as early as possible.

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Upcoming Courses

Research Design
13 January - 24 January 2014

Health Care Systems in Low and Middle Income Societies
3 February - 4 April 2014

Health in Emergencies and Refugee Health
7 weeks online + 2 weeks campus
22 April - 20 June 2014

Hands-on experience


To get valuable hands on experience and put the theories into practice, the Master of International Health students are spending over a month at the end of their first semester in a low-income community in Thailand.

Here they get a chance to explore innovative methods for addressing a wide range of global health issues. They also follow local health care workers and learn how primary health care is practised in rural districts.

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Who studies MIH?

Watch this video with MIH-Graduate Emmanuel Sanwuok from Ghana, who is a Regional NCD Coordinator for the Ghana Health Service.

The video is made by NCD FREE: A global social movement against preventable non-communicable diseases.

Master of International Health


The Master of International Health focuses on public health issues in low and middle income societies, and includes a broad range of theory within public health, medicine, epidemiology, anthropology, political science, management, organization, and the studies of climate change.

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Even though the Master of International Health is a one year full-time study programme it has some flexibility built into its structure.

The first four months - the core module - has to be taken in one go, but the following eight months - the advanced module and thesis module - can be spread out over several years, making it possible for you to alternate between studying and working, and thereby keeping in close connection with your professional job.

The only rule is that you have to finish the programme within three years.

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